Thursday, October 19, 2006

Myopic military quote of the year

For all you Dr. Strangelove fans: Cheyenne Mountain has been put into mothballs. This quote made me cringe....I hope you have the same reaction.
“It was the place that made us feel good during the Cold War, especially after the Cuban missile crisis and the Russians had developed intercontinental ballistic missiles,” said Lt. Gen. William Odom, a former National Security Agency director.

Keating said the new the control room, in contrast, could be damaged if a terrorist commandeered a jumbo jet and somehow knew exactly where to crash it. But “how unlikely is that? We think very,” Keating said.
How many millions of souls have been taken due to people in uniform saying such things?

Wouldn't we be all better off without the spin? Sigh.

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